Ben Peays

Executive Director

Ben Peays is executive director of The Gospel Coalition. He is the former managing director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife and four children live in Austin, Texas. He is a PhD student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he earned his MDiv. He received a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BA from Wheaton College.

Collin Hansen

Editorial Director

Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. Formerly an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, he is the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter.

Matt Smethurst

Associate Editor

Matt Smethurst serves as associate editor for The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife Maghan have two children and live in Louisville, Kentucky, where they belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Joe Carter


Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator. You can follow him on Twitter.

John Starke


John Starke is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter.

Bethany Jenkins

Director of Every Square Inch

Bethany L. Jenkins is the director of TGC’s Every Square Inch and the founder of The Park Forum. She previously worked on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and attends Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where she was a Gotham Fellow through the Center for Faith & Work. You can follow her on Twitter.

Kathleen Nielson

Director of Women's Initiatives

Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women’s conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world.

Josh Mathews

Josh Mathews is the director of operations for The Gospel Coalition.

Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh is director of International Outreach for The Gospel Coalition. He worked for Desiring God Ministries for 13 years. Starting in 2006, he and a small team built a global network of partners for the cause of Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church. This initiative joined TGC in 2012. He lives with his wife, Cindi, in Minneapolis and has two adult children, Beau and Regan. Bill photoblogs at You can follow him on Twitter.

Seth Magnuson

Director for Translated Content Strategies

Seth Magnuson develops and leads translation teams while providing overall strategy for our non-English content. He establishes international partnerships, oversees translated media—including live-event interpretation, subtitled video, and translated audio—leads non-English social media efforts, and develops apps, which help us produce thousands of resources each year. He previously served in a similar role for six years at Desiring God. Seth and his wife have two adopted children and live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can follow him on Twitter.

Jairo Namnún

Director Editorial de Coalición por el Evangelio

​Jairo serves as editorial director and is responsible for designing and overseeing the content of the Spanish language website. He was part of the International Baptist Church in Dominican Republic before moving to Louisville, Kentucky, for his Master of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Patricia. You can find him on Twitter.

Andy Naselli

Administrator of Themelios

Andy Naselli (PhD in Theology, Bob Jones University; PhD in New Testament exegesis and theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, research manager for D. A. Carson, and administrator of Themelios. His family belongs to Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Brian Tabb

Managing Editor of Themelios

​Brian Tabb (PhD, London School of Theology; MTh, Luther Seminary; MA, Bethlehem College and Seminary; MA, BA, Wheaton College) is managing editor of Themelios. He is also assistant professor of biblical studies and assistant dean at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. You can follow him on Twitter.

Andrea Froehlich

Andrea Froehlich is part of both the event planning and translation teams at The Gospel Coalition. Before joining TGC she worked in politics and most recently served at Desiring God. Andrea lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.